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  Expedition (G Adventures)

Expedition | G Adventures
M/S Ålandsfärjan in the Åland Sea. Viking Line sold the Ålandsfärjan to G.A.P Shipping 2008, who renamed the ship MS Expedition
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EXPEDITION FACTS

Description
MS Expedition is a cruise ship owned by G Adventures of Canada. The ship has a 360 degree viewing from the upper decks, and the raised Canada Goose Observation deck offers a great location for wildlife spotting. A fleet of 14 zodiacs is available for shore excursions and getting even closer to the wildlife and scenery. The ship carries 132 passengers at a time. For the safety of passengers, the ship has four covered lifeboats with capacity for all passengers and crew, with six life rafts with capacity for 150 persons.

Destinations
Expedition cruises include Arctic Cruises, Antarctic cruises, Africa cruises. The Arctic Cruises include Spitsbergen, which is said to be the best place in the world to see polar bears.

History
MS Expedition was built in 1972 by Helsingör Skibs & Maskinbygg, Helsingør, Denmark. The vessel was originally a car and passenger ferry named MS Kattegat operated by Jydsk Færgefart A/S. She changed hands a few times over the years, sailing as nf Tiger for P&O Normandy Ferries from 1979 to 1985, MS Tiger for Townsend Thoresen from 1985 to 1986, and MS Ålandsfärjan for Viking Line from 1986 to 2008. She was converted to a cruise ship in 2008 for Gap Shipping. The ship was refurbished in 2009.

Dining
The ship has a dining room serving international cuisine to all guests in one sitting. There are barbeque facilities on the large aft deck.

Entertainment
Facilities onboard include library, lounge, Polar Bear Pub, gift shop, sauna and gym.

Cabins
All cabins have private ensuite and outside views

Ship Summary
Operator:G Adventures
Built by:Helsingör Skibs & Maskinbygg, Helsingør, Denmark
Date Completed:1972
Gross Tonnage:6336
Length:105.2 m
Width:18.93 m
Passengers:140
Crew:55